Tramore is a small seaside town located in the south of Ireland. The town lies in County Waterford and is about 10 miles from the large town of Waterford. The name Tramore translates as big beach and it's easy to see why as there is a long stretch of golden sand here. This is a beautiful part of Ireland and is very popular with holiday makers in summer. The town has a population of around ten thousand people and is one of the more popular destinations on the Irish south coast.
There are many reasons why Tramore is such a popular destination for visitors. The three mile beach is obviously a big attraction, the Atlantic crashes in upon these shores and the beach here is often very popular in summer. Tramore is also a popular spot for surfers. The T-Bay surf club has been going for many years and has produced some top class surfers over the years. The town has various surf shops and a few surf schools where you can go and take part in lessons.
The long promenade here also has plenty to do. There is a small amusement park here that has a few rides and plenty to do for children. There are also a few arcades which again are good for children and young people. The front also has plenty of little tourist shops that sell local souvenirs and gifts that will appeal to some visitors, although to be honest some of the things they sell are a little tacky. There is also a small waterpark called Splashworld, this is nothing special but can be a good place to spend a few hours if you have children. There is also a popular walk which goes along the cliffs to the west and then down along the length of the promenade.
If you are planning a visit to the area and would like to stay in Tramore then there are a few good quality hotels to choose from. The two most noticeable ones are probably The Grand Hotel and O'shea's Hotel. These both have good reputations and are in ideal locations for exploring the town. There are also a few small bed and breakfasts in the town, these are sure to give you an excellent Irish welcome. The town also has a few small holiday parks which offer basic self catering accommodation at very reasonable prices. Having stayed in one of these myself I can say they are basic but they tend to be clean and reasonably well equipped.
Tramore really is a lovely place to visit. This part of Ireland is very beautiful and there is some stunning coastline in this area. The people of Ireland have a reputation for being friendly and if you visit any pub or bar in the town you will get a sense of just how friendly most of the locals are and how welcome they make visitors feel. If are planning a visit to the south of Ireland and are looking for somewhere to visit, then Tramore comes highly recommended.